LASIK Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
About Dr. Jason Greenberg
Dr. Jason Greenberg has specialized in LASIK eye surgery since 2001. He has devoted his career to laser vision correction and has performed over 80,000 procedures.
Dr. Jason Greenberg previously worked at the LASIK Plus locations in both Louisville and Indianapolis from 2002 to 2019 as well as the Lexington LASIK Plus location from 2010 to 2019.
If you have a lifetime plan with LASIK Plus, you have to go to them for your free touch-up. Dr. Greenberg offers significant discounts to former patients of LASIK Plus who do not have a lifetime plan or for patients who do have a lifetime plan but are more comfortable with Dr. Greenberg doing their touch up.
LASIK eye surgery can benefit a great number of people suffering from common vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurred vision at near and far distances). Our team can determine if LASIK can correct your specific vision problems during your free consultation.
Yes, it’s possible that LASIK can eliminate the need for reading glasses with monovision. We will explain in detail how monovision works and its benefits at your free consultation.
Yes, we perform LASIK procedures on astigmatic eyes every day, and many of our patients report seeing an immediate difference in their vision post-surgery.
Dr. Greenberg treats prescriptions ranging anywhere from +6.00 to -12.00
Yes, as long as your glasses prescription is the same as it was before pregnancy, then it’s safe to undergo LASIK eye surgery while nursing.
There is no reason to wait until you are finished having kids to get LASIK.
The price of LASIK ranges anywhere from $199 to $2,100 per eye. The exact cost depends on your glasses prescription and the technology that is recommended to you based on your individual needs and desired post-operative results. We can provide you with an accurate estimate after assessing your situation when you come in for a free consultation.
The $199 price is for prescriptions up to -1.00 with a small amount of astigmatism.
Insurance companies consider LASIK to be elective procedure, and it is therefore not usually covered. However, we’re confident that our prices at Greenberg LASIK will beat any insurance discount available from health and vision plans. We encourage you to ask a member of our team about it when you come in for a free consultation.
Results and safety
LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest elective medical procedures available. Since LASIK is performed on a delicate part of the eye, there is a small chance of complications, as with any surgery. But the majority of studies show that complications are rare following LASIK, and most patients are satisfied with the post-operative results.
The changes made to the eye via the laser during LASIK eye surgery are permanent, but sometimes people’s vision changes over time. At Greenberg LASIK, we offer a lifetime guarantee in case this happens. That means if your eyes change to the point where you require a second treatment, we will do it at no cost to you. Read more here.
A small number of people experience changes to their glasses prescription while pregnant. These changes usually revert back to the pre-pregnancy state 6 weeks after breastfeeding has been discontinued.
No, LASIK does not get rid of floaters.
We usually dilate patients eyes. If you have had a recent dilated exam this may not be necessary.
No, but they will need to be taken out a few days before the procedure. So, if you want to undergo LASIK the same week as your consultation, you should take your contacts out a few days before coming to the initial appointment. The recommended time to take out your contacts before LASIK is 1-2 days for soft daily wear, 3 days for extended wear and torics, and 3 weeks for RGP.
Please bring the folder we gave you at your consultation. You will also need to arrange for transportation after your LASIK procedure, as you will be unable to drive. As such, you may want to bring along someone who will be able to drive you.
The anesthetic drops will be administered immediately prior to the surgery. They only take 5 seconds to take effect.
The actual LASIK procedure usually takes 10 minutes or less. But you can expect to be in the center for 45 to 60 minutes on the day of the surgery.
For the most part, there is minimal discomfort associated with LASIK eye surgery. You may feel a mild pressure sensation while the laser is being used. However, most patients are surprised by how quick and easy the overall procedure is.
We ask that our patients wear sunglasses immediately following their LASIK procedure as well as sleeping goggles for the first three nights. We will give you prescription eye drops to use four times per day for a week in addition to artificial tears that can be used every few hours for at least a week. We advise against rubbing your eyes for at least a week after your LASIK procedure.
Typically, you’ll begin to feel back to normal within 2-3 hours of the procedure. Most patients are able to drive and return to work within 24 hours of their surgery.
Most patients can drive and go back to work the day after their procedure.
Since your vision will still be blurry immediately after your procedure, we advise against driving yourself home. Please make arrangements for transportation for after your procedure. However, most patients are able to resume driving the very next day. But in the rare event that your vision feels blurry 24-hours post-procedure, please have someone drive you in.
It’s safe to begin exercising the day after your LASIK procedure. However, please be careful to keep sweat out of your eyes and not to rub them.
It’s important to not get any water in your eyes for 1-week post-procedure. That includes when swimming and showering. While in the shower during the first week following your LASIK surgery, let the water go behind your head and not hit you directly in the face. It’s not necessary to wear sleeping goggles in the shower. Scuba diving is okay after one week.
We recommend that you to stay in town for one week after your surgery. If you have made prior arrangements with us, flying in an airplane the day after your procedure will not hurt your eyes. However, planes are known to be very dry, so make sure to take artificial tears with you to relieve any potential discomfort.